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Imprisoned gang leader's daughter sentenced in racketeering case

The daughter of an imprisoned Mexican Mafia member who relayed information between her father and various South Los Angeles gangs was sentenced to prison Monday on racketeering charges. Vianna Roman was sentenced to 15 years by U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner after pleading guilty in May to racketeering, narcotics and weapons charges, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles. Roman, 39, would meet with her father, Danny Roman, at Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City, where he is serving a life sentence, according to the plea agreement she signed last year. He would pass along information regarding the Harpys street gang, which dominates the area...